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Urban Paradise-CosyYellow
Private room · 2 guests · 1 bed · 1 shared bath

Urban Paradise-CosyYellowI live in this beautiful flat with a cat named Josephine in case either of those facts is a deal breaker. Cosy Yellow is the smaller of the 2 bedrooms available in this Victorian home. It is bright & free of anyone else's clutter. The location is walking distance from downtown and the waterfront. Laundry & Apple TV among other amenities.The breakfast are of the highest quality organic, fair trade and locally sourced food. I can accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and grain free diets.

The Sunset Cabin
Entire residential home · 8 guests · 5 beds · 2 baths

The Sunset CabinCome relax on the wild shores of Lake Champlain. This secluded 4 bedroom 2 bath house is the perfect spot for a family gathering or fun trip with friends. The house includes a full kitchen, fast wifi, a television, pool table, huge sunroom and 2 level deck! Wake up and enjoy your morning coffee watching the ducks out on the lake or go for a morning swim. Watch the glorious sunset each night over the Adirondack mountains!

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  • Kitchen
  • Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free parking on premises
  • Air conditioning

Other great vacation rentals in Burlington

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  2. Bolton
Cozy Tiny House Cabin between Burlington and Stowe
$151 per night
  1. Entire guesthouse
  2. Burlington
Vermont River House, Tiny House by Winooski Falls
$110 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Burlington
Relax in Downtown #2
$199 per night
  1. Entire loft
  2. Burlington
Howard Street Guest House
$181 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Burlington
Redstone Quarry—natural area in the South End.
$118 per night
  1. Entire cabin
  2. Huntington
Cozy Cabin
$200 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Burlington
The English Basement In-Law Suite
$105 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Charlotte
Private 1,200 sq. ft. One BR Apt in Charlotte VT
$132 per night
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  2. Williston
Charming Vermont Farmhouse & Tour, Williston
$99 per night
  1. Entire rental unit
  2. Burlington
Josie's Secret Downtown Gem
$161 per night
  1. Entire guest suite
  2. Essex
Private Suite within Minutes of Beer Worth Finding
$125 per night
  1. Private room
  2. Burlington
Private room and bath in downtown
$85 per night

Your guide to Burlington

Welcome to Burlington, Vermont

The state’s largest metropolis has just 42,545 residents, but packs a world-class punch with cafes, museums, a thriving arts scene, and year-round outdoor adventures, plus a renowned university. It’s also the first U.S. city to run on 100 percent renewable electricity.

Burlington overlooks the Adirondack Mountains and 120-mile-long Lake Champlain, which divides Vermont from New York State. But its heart beats in the downtown pedestrian mall of Church Street Marketplace. This national historic district protects buildings from 1820 to 1964, including architectural styles ranging from Italianate to Queen Anne, Federal, and Greek Revival, along with some Art Deco and Modernist outliers. But somehow it all works, anchored by Courthouse Square and an 1816 brick Unitarian meeting house. Nearby sprawls the Burlington Waterfront Park with its beaches, boats, and an eight-mile bike path linking parks and green spaces. Take time to linger in this eclectic community, which marries urban intellectualism with bucolic rural Vermont beauty and traditions.

How do I get around Burlington?

Burlington International Airport (BTV) sits just 3.5 miles east of Burlington. Don’t miss the old Burgess-Wright biplane suspended overhead and the mezzanine-level exhibit highlighting Native Abenaki culture. While compact, this terminal has rental cars, along with shuttles, taxis, and limos. Bus and train travelers arrive at Essex Junction, seven miles east of town. From there, hop a taxi or rideshare — or the Green Mountain Transit bus into downtown Burlington (Blue Line). Looking to switch things up a bit? Ferry in from Port Kent, NY, or bikeshare around town. Drivers rely heavily on I-89, running from Quebec, Canada, to New Hampshire. Heed those “Moose X-ing Ahead” signs: More than 30,000 collisions between vehicles and the colossal beasts have been recorded. On a more micro note, spring brings out spotted salamanders — and the volunteer crossing guards who help them out of the squish zone!

When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Burlington?

This lakeside city shines brightest from May to September. The festival schedule bustles then, and the trees fill the area with lush greenery, which deepens into glorious hues perfect for leaf-peeping day trips to nearby Middlebury and Jeffersonville. Shoulder season isn’t the best in Burlington. April brings fewer crowds but often lots of mud. And November sees the city pause for a deep breath before the winter tourism onslaught of skiers and snowboarders. Events-wise, turn to February’s Lake Champlain Pond Hockey Classic and June’s Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, followed by New England’s oldest and largest quilt event in nearby Essex Junction. Expect dragon boating in August, along with street performers for the Festival of Fools.

What are the top things to do in Burlington?

Burlington Earth Clock

An art installation dedicated to peace looks like a 43-foot-diameter prehistoric stone circle on Lake Champlain’s shores. In reality, it’s a giant sundial that relies on visitors to stand in the central gnomon position and cast their shadows. It lies at Blanchard Beach, on the bike path just north of the popular sunset-watching spot of Oakledge Park.

Lake Champlain Monster Monument

What’s a big landlocked body of water without the specter of a massive, rarely spied serpentine creature? In 1984, the state erected a granite block on Perkins Pier just south of downtown to honor Burlington’s local legend: “Champ,” a prehistoric Nessie-esque beast. It even bears the cryptid’s pseudoscientific name, Belua aquatica champlainiensis. And just in case Champ really is out there, both Vermont and New York have passed laws protecting their lake’s most legendary monster.

Shelburne Museum

Eight miles south of Burlington sits a 45-acre museum celebrating Americana. Its founder celebrated everyday objects, from quilts to pottery and weather vanes. Eventually she began adding historic buildings to house these collections, including a lighthouse, round barn, covered bridge, and the Lake Champlain side-wheeler steamship Ticonderoga.

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